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Hello again! Welcome back to a new school year!

1. Percent lessons and videos

2. Review: CapJaxMathFax and Ubersmart Math Facts

3. GIVEAWAY: 3 Times Tales DVDs

4. Hating math?

5. Math Mammoth news

6. Tidbits

Click on the links to read the lessons. You can watch the videos here or on the lesson pages.

1. Percent - the concept and how to change fractions to percents.

2. Percentage of a number using mental math

For example, how to find 70% of 5,000 or similar problems.

3. Percentage of a number using decimals

The same as above, but this time we use a calculator & decimals,

not mental math.

4. "What percentage..." / "How many percent...?"

How to solve word problems that ask for the percentage.

My testing "girl" liked them both just fine. Her focus definitely was on getting the percentages on the progress chart to go up (in both programs)!

Please read the review here:

CapJaxMathFax and UberSmart Math Facts programs

A Fun, Intelligent Math Facts Game? As reviewed in Maria's January Newsletter: - Really Build Your Child's Self-esteem
- Intelligent Game Engine adapts to Your Child and leads him/her to Mastery
- Master not just the Times Tables, but Addition, Subtraction and Division as well
Click on this link to visit the MathRider site and download your Full-featured Trial now |

To take part, send me an email with "Giveaway" in your subject line. Or, use the contact form at Math Mammoth site. Choose "Giveaway" as your subject. That's all that's needed to take part!

Winners are chosen randomly using the random number generator at Random.org. The giveaway will run UNTIL I have at least 150 responses, or till September 12, whichever comes first.

Times Tales is a mnemonic-based program for learning multiplication and division tables. It uses simple stories to provide students with a "memory peg", allowing them to quickly recall the facts.

But, we CAN help our students develop a positive attitude towards math so they won't hate it.

Also, I just read two interesting posts by Bon from

How to Get People to Stop Saying "I Hate Math"

How to Quit Saying "I Hate Math"

- I have prepared a document to help Californian parents and teachers who want to use Math Mammoth:

How to use Math Mammoth to meet California standards.

As it turns out, Math Mammoth actually fares fairly well against California's mathematics standards. The table in the article lists the topics that are missing from each grade level in Math Mammoth, and resources to cover those topics. -
Did you know you can purchase a
**school license**to use Math Mammoth in your school, tutoring center, college, or other institution?

Please see details here.

I can also put your institution's logo and/or name on every page (top or bottom) of the materials.

**Microsoft Mathematics is now free**

This is a mathematics software that can do a lot! Get the scoop about this from SquareCircleZ (link above), or go directly to the download page at Microsoft.com.

**Multi-Pies for Multiplication**

Neat concept! This is basically six triangle-shaped flashards in one for the times tables. You fold it, then hold it covering the answer with your thumb. Download & print. See pictures of them in use.

**Game for logarithms**

The game of 'war' adapted to the logs that you can evaluate mentally. You can download a PDF for the cards and then let your students play.

**A 5 On the AP Calculus Exam**

Online classes from October 2011 through April 2012. Get 5 on AP Calculus exam - guaranteed, or your money back.

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Till next time,

Maria Miller